Procedures for Preparing the Annual Campus Safety and Security Report

The Physical Plant Department compiles the annual statistics for crimes that are listed in this report. The information is acquired from various sources, including the Campus Safety officers, local police agencies, and the Student Life Office. These sources include residence life staff and athletic team coaches. In addition, EMU accepts confidential reporting of crimes and encourages mental health and pastoral counselors to report statistics regarding these violations of law. Statistics include crimes for the calendar year in which they occur.

The statistics reported represent all official reports of crimes on the EMU campus and are reported in compliance with the “Clery Act.” Classifications conform to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting System. (Crime and sex offense definitions are listed below.)

Crime Definitions from the Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook

Aggravated Assault An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. (It is not necessary that an injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used which could and probably would result in serious personal injury if the crime was successfully completed.)

Arson Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle, aircraft, or personal property of another, etc.

Burglary The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes, this definition includes the unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.

Criminal Homicide Manslaughter by Negligence- The killing of another person through gross negligence.

Criminal Homicide Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter- The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.

Motor Vehicle Theft The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.

Robbery The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

Sex Offense Definitions from the National Incident-Based Reporting System Edition of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program

Sex Offenses- Forcible

  • Forcible Rape The carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly and/or against that persons will, or not forcibly or against the persons will, where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (or because of his/her youth).
  • Forcible Sodomy Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcible and/or against that persons will or not forcibly against the persons will, where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
  • Sexual Assault with an Object The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly and/or against the persons will, or not forcibly or against the persons will, where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
  • Forcible Fondling The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that persons will, or not forcibly or against the persons will, where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.

Sex Offenses- Non-forcible

  • Incest Non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
  • Statutory Rape Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.

Weapon Law Violations The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.

Drug Abuse Violations Violations of State and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (demerol, methadones); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates, benzedrine).

Liquor Law Violations The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned. (Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition.)